David Hockney was born in Bradford England on July 9th 1937. He was a significant contributor to the pop art movement during the 60's. He gained recognition for his abstract paintings about homosexual love. He also created collages with polaroids, this can be seen through the project we did. We used several photos to create one abstract collage.
While taking photos, I imagined a 4x3 grid. I took an overall photo and then zoomed in on sections, taking the photo from left to right. In photoshop, it started off being very difficult for me. My photography partner helped me, and then I was able to create two collages. After I understood it, it was pretty simple. While putting the photos together in photoshop, the goal was to make it abstract. I think I accomplished that.
I chose TIME because it is well-known and maintains a good reputation. I also like how they edit select covers to be black-and-white. I used TIME's trademark logo and border to emulate the magazine's style. As well as with the photo, making it B&W and a thoughtful pose.
I used several forms of one font, the font being Avenir Next Condensed Demi Italic. I only used white fonts. With the exception of TIME's logo. We had a grey backdrop with several lights. I used several photoshop tools: layer masks, select tool, eraser tool, and others.
A strobe light is used to act as a flash for your camera. They are specifically placed and angled toward a subject. The purpose of a modeling light is to allow a photographer to get a sense of the lighting effect. Modeling lights help the photographer show where the light and shadow falls on the subject. A soft box is used with a strobe light, the soft box gives a softer source of lighting. Giving the model softer features. A reflector is a tool used to bounce and diffuse natural and artificial light. A gray card is used to confirm accurate color. It is a way to produce a consistent image exposure. A radio signal transmitter is connect to the camera instead of the flash that sends a signal to the strobe light.
The title of my piece is #nofilter. I took this photo is Los Angeles, CA. Symmetry is the compositional rule of my photograph. I used a Nikon D5300 with a 18-140mm lens for this photo. My image is in the color division because of the striking colors the graffiti exhibits. The graffiti that’s pink is the first element the audience notices, thus placing the photo in the color category. My piece was printed on Epson Glossy Photo Paper on a Epson P800 digital printer.
The Divine Image by William Blake
To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.
For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.
For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.
Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.
And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.
In photoshop, I used layer masks when using the mannequin. I had to use the clone tool and duplicate the leg on each since the leg was missing. My initial goal was to have a heart, clothes, etc as shadows to correlate with its pose. I also used the quick select tool to select the sky and change the color balance on that. I did the same with the greenery in the landscape.
To me, a mandala is more spiritual; in that it derives from Buddhism and Hinduism. Artistically, I would define it similarly to a tessellation, an imaged complexly composed of several other images to form a circular pattern. How I created the mandala was actually pretty simple. The directions are: